83. (1) On all ships, to ensure effective crew performance in navigational safety matters, a working language shall be established and recorded. On every ship to which Chapter I of the Safety Convention applies, the working language shall be recorded in the ship’s log book.
(2) The company or the master, as appropriate, shall determine the appropriate working language under subsection (1) and ensure that each crew member is able to understand and, if appropriate, give orders and instructions and to report back in that language.
(3) If the working language is not an official language of the state whose flag the ship is entitled to fly, all plans and lists required to be posted shall include a translation into the working language.
84. On every ship to which Chapter I of the Safety Convention applies, English shall be used on the bridge as the working language for bridge-to-bridge and bridge-to-shore safety communications, as well as for communications on board between the pilot and bridge watchkeeping personnel, unless the individuals directly involved in the communication speak a common language other than English.
Records of Navigational Activities
85. (1) A record of navigational activities and incidents that are of importance to the safety of navigation shall be kept on board every ship of 150 tons or more that is engaged on an international voyage.
(2) The record shall contain sufficient detail to establish a complete record of the voyage, taking into account the annex to IMO Resolution A.916(22), Guidelines for the Recording of Events Related to Navigation.
(3) The record shall be maintained by written, mechanical or electronic means, be preserved according to section 4 of the annex referred to in subsection (2) and be retained for a period of not less than five years.
86. (1) This section applies to every passenger ship to which Chapter I of the Safety Convention applies that is certified to carry more than 12 passengers.
(2) A list of all limitations on the operation of a passenger ship, including exemptions from any provision of Chapter V of the Safety Convention, restrictions in operating areas, weather restrictions, sea state restrictions, restrictions in permissible loads, trim, speed and any other limitations, whether imposed by the government of the state whose flag the ship is entitled to fly or established during the design or building stage of the ship, shall be compiled before the ship enters into service.
(3) The list, together with any necessary explanations, shall be kept on board, be readily available to the master and be kept updated. The list shall be in the English or the French language.
Instructions and Diagrams
87. A ship on which a remote steering gear control system or a steering gear power unit is fitted shall have permanently displayed, on its navigating bridge and in its steering gear compartment, if any, simple, brief operating instructions and a block diagram showing the changeover procedures for the system or unit.
88. (1) Every ship, other than a Safety Convention ship, of 1600 tons or more that was constructed before March 1, 2001 shall comply with the annex to IMO Resolution A.209(VII), Recommendation on Information to Be Included in the Manoeuvring Booklets.
(2) A ship shall comply with the annex to IMO Resolution A.601(15), Provision and Display of Manoeuvring Information on Board Ships if
(a) it is of 1600 tons or more and was constructed on or after March 1, 2001;
(b) it is a Safety Convention ship; or
(c) it is a chemical carrier or gas carrier that was constructed on or after March 1, 2001.
(3) If it is not practicable to complete the manoeuvring information that is required to comply with the resolution referred to in subsection (2) before the ship enters into service, the information shall be
(a) completed in a preliminary form before the ship enters into service;
(b) completed in a final form as soon as practicable after the ship enters into service; and
(c) verified in its final form within 18 months after the ship enters into service.
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